Wichita Heights head coach Rick Wheeler carefully uses his choice of words. He's not going to say that his Falcons are among the state's elite football programs, even though they captured the Class 6A state championship last season and are heavy favorites to repeat.
The St. John High School football team has bounced back after its season-opening loss at the hands of Otis-Bison.
KINSLEY - The Macksville High School volleyball team split matches at the Central Plains League triangular in Kinlsey on Tuesday.
OTIS - The St. John High School volleyball swept the competition at the Otis-Bison triangular on Tuesday.
GBHS JV wins
GARDEN CITY - The Great Bend High School junior varsity football team, trailing 3-0 at halftime after Garden City kicked a 21-yard field goal as time expired in the first half, uncorked a second-half scoring explosion to knock out the Buffaloes for a 27-9 win on Monday night.
The Great Bend area must be a great place for high school volleyball, with two area teams ranked No. 1 in the state in their respective classes in the latest Kansas Volleyball Association poll.
SALINA - For the second straight weekend, the Great Bend High School junior varsity volleyball team captured first place in an invitational tournament.
STAFFORD - The Ellinwood High School boys' cross country team won the Stafford Invitational on Thursday.
MACKSVILLE - Quarterback Seth Filbert led the Macksville High School football team with 367 yards and four touchdown passes to beat Fairfield on Friday night.
ROSE HILL - The Great Bend High School varsity volleyball team was swept in three matches on Thursday at the Rose Hill quadrangular in suburban Wichita.
ELLINWOOD - With all of its starters back on the field, the Hoisington High School football a looked shaky at times.
The scene in the Great Bend High School football locker room Friday night was a sight to behold.
Losing was not an option.
DODGE CITY - An increase in intensity helped the Great Bend High School varsity tennis team finish in second place, out of eight teams, one point behind first-place Hays on Thursday at the Dodge City Invitational.
TONGANOXIE - Heading in, they knew it would be tough, and the Tonganoxie tournament did not disappoint.
SALINA - The Great Bend High School girls' tennis team finished tied for fir fifth place with Wichita Kapaun Mt. Carmel on Thursday evening at the Salina South Tennis Invitational.
LARNED - In a game dominated by momentum exchanges, the Larned High School Indians finally closed the door on Nickerson with an interception by Evan Skelton on the Larned 35-yard line, enabling the Indians to defeat the Nickerson Panthers 33-25 at Earl Roberts Field on Friday evening.
You could feel it coming.
LAWRENCE - The Great Bend High School girls' cross-country team finished in 21st place in the Blue Division at Rim Rock Farm.
The times for the Great Bend High School cross-country team's races on Saturday at the Rim Rock Farms tournament has changed.
Larned's Dorothy Keenan drives the ball in a tournament at Larned. Larned High's golf team captured first place at Russell Monday. Larned's Dorothy Keenan earned first place medalist (44) for the fourth time this season. Emma Ayre placed eighth, and Madison Gleason and Haley Skelton tied for 10th.
By Jim Misunas
A pair of goals was all the Great Bend High School boys' soccer team to edge out their Western Athletic Conference rivals Hays.
SALINA - The Great Bend High School girls' golf team placed sixth as a team at the Salina South Invitational. The Lady Panthers were led by Sarah Mauler, who carded a 98.
DODGE CITY - The Great Bend High School girls' tennis team placed second at the Dodge City Tennis Invitational on Thursday.
The Great Bend High School football team's anemic offense took several strides forward on Friday night.